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Bridal Shower Centerpiece Favors

Opt for pretty party favors and then have them double as decor

By Suzie Faloon

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Create a beautiful bridal shower out of decorative party favors serving as centerpieces, and then hand the favors to guests as they depart. Your wallet will thank you for your double-duty approach to decor and favors.

Potted Plants

If the season is right, transplant flowering annuals or perennials from your garden into small, decorative plant pots. Or purchase ready-made pots of forced spring bulbs. These brightly colored plants will be long-lasting favors for friends and family who attend the bridal shower.

Themed Favors

Create a centerpiece in the form of a topiary tree and hang special items from the branches as favors the guests can take home and use. Hang china cups and tea balls that you'll give out as favors or Christmas ornaments with strands of crystal or pearl beads and silk flowers.

Floral Favors

Set a large rhinestone in the the center of each rose or carnation blossom. Arrange the fragrant stems in glass vases for table centerpieces at the bridal shower. As your guests leave, give each of them a jeweled flower.

Gift Box Display

Wrap small favors in decorative foil or colorful paper and finish with lace, tulle or satin bows and embellishments. Arrange the pretty boxes on a pedestal cake stand, on glass plates or in baskets, or shape them into a wreath with a ribbon bow accent for a striking shower centerpiece.

Fragrant Favors

Display cellophane- or tulle-wrapped handmade gift soaps on a small silver tray in the center of each guest table. Each guest will have a fragrant soap to take home as a bridal shower favor.

Candle Favors

Center votive candles on the guest tables and scatter flower petals around them. Quickly replace the burned candles with new candles so that each guest can take home a glass candle holder with a fresh candle.

About the Author

Suzie Faloon is a floral designer and a freelance writer.

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